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B.A. in Philosophy

The study of Philosophy at Colorado State University broadens and intensifies liberal education while enhancing interpretive abilities in many fields.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The curriculum encourages a broad liberal arts background, including courses in foreign languages, and a plan for graduate school and teaching careers in philosophy.

The broad relevance of philosophy to other fields permits most students to work toward goals such as professional training in law, medicine, business, or theology.

There are three concentrations available to Philosophy at Colorado State University : General Philosophy; Global Philosophies and Religions; and Philosophy, Science and Technology. It is not unusual for Philosophy majors to second-major in other disciplines, and these concentrations combine easily with other majors at CSU.

Potential Occupations

A major in Philosophy prepares students for a wide variety of professional aspirations, including graduate study in philosophy or other disciplines; training in law, computer technology, social work, health care, the ministry, business; and general intellectual flexibility in a changing world.

The high level of skill that Philosophy majors acquire in communication, writing, and analytical and critical thinking enables them to secure jobs in a variety of private and public sector professions and to become leaders in their fields.

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  • General Philosophy Concentration
  • Global Philosophies and Religions Concentration
  • Philosophy, Science, and Technology Concentration

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